MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Film announced the complete schedule for the 2018-19 StorySLAM program, the organization’s monthly storytelling at Cinema505, located at 505 Bloomfield Avenue in downtown Montclair. Each event will feature live music from our StorySLAM house band The Tall Pines, and will be hosted by our returning emcee Risa Barash.


The season launches on and continues monthly through May, when the organization will host its second annual StorySLAM showcase at the Montclair Film Film Festival. Each event will be adjudicated by 3 local judges, and winners from the monthly slams will be invited back to tell a new story at the annual showcase, alongside special guest storytellers. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for Montclair Film Members and the event is open to all storytellers and listeners alike.


The themes for each event are

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September 29, 2018  Back to School


October 20, 2018   Spooky Stories


November 17, 2018  Home for the Holidays


December 15, 2018  The Power of Giving


January 19, 2019  Resolutions


February 9, 2019  Love Stories


March 9, 2019  Great Escapes


May 2019 Second Annual StorySLAM Showcase at The 2019 Montclair Film Festival.


Writers and storytellers are encouraged to prepare a five-minute story around the evening’s theme and to purchase specially designated Storyteller tickets. Tickets for all 2018-19 StorySLAM events are available now at for both storytellers and general audience members.